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Taking a Lean Approach to MDM

by Angela Guess Gary Allemann of Master Data Management has published a new white paper discussing how to adopt a lean approach to Master Data Management. The paper begins, “Data governance is fast becoming a priority on the business agenda, in light of regulations and guidelines such as King III, which outline recommendations for corporate…

Achieving Obama’s Energy Reduction Goal with Big Data

by Angela Guess Tyler Hamilton of The Energy Collective reports, “President Barack Obama set a new goal for America during his State of the Union address this week. He challenged states and municipalities, homeowners and businesses, to do more with less when it comes to energy consumption. ‘Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by…

Beating out the Competition with Master Data

by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar, VP of Product Marketing at Informatica recently wrote an article for Forbes on why retailers need to focus on mastering customer data. He writes, “Retailers today are looking for ways to offset increasing competition, pricing pressure and operating costs. As always, the focus is on the customer. According to the 2012…

MDM, Customer Data, & Cloud Apps

by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Tech Target recently posed the question, “Will cloud computing application become the golden record for customer data?” He states, “It has long been thought that the place to find the most accurate information about customers is in a company’s enterprise resource planning system. But some within the IT industry say…

Did Big Data Analytics Help Obama Win?

by Angela Guess Andrew Lampitt of Info World reports, “You may have heard how statistical wizard Nate Silver predicted the electoral votes for each state in the 2012 presidential election, showing that raw data crunching of polls is much more reliable than traditional punditry. What you probably haven’t heard is how the Obama campaign built a 100-strong…

A Glossary of Big Data Solutions at Facebook

by Angela Guess Wade Roush of Xconomy recently shared a glossary of Big Data solutions employed by Facebook. He writes, “Facebook, like many engineering-driven companies, is seldom satisfied with off-the-shelf solutions for its computing problems. Its software teams regularly come up with new algorithms or management systems meant to make the company’s infrastructure more reliable and…

Oracle’s Latest MySQL Release Falls Short

by Angela Guess Jonathan Ellis of DataStax recently opined, “The big news for MySQL 5.6 was the inclusion of ‘NoSQL’ features in the form of a memcached api for get and put operations. In cases like this, it’s tough to tell whether Oracle got this so wrong deliberately to sow confusion in the market, or because they really…

Get Serious: Upgrade to NoSQL

by Angela Guess Michaline Todd of MarkLogic reports, “From the start, the NoSQL movement within the developer community has been grounded in the idea that there needed to be a different way of building applications that wasn’t boxed-in by the constraints of relational databases. Unfortunately, in their exuberance of being liberated from the chains of…

IBM Watson in the Hospital: Fighting Cancer, Improving Patient Care

by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the company, “IBM, WellPoint, Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center [last week] unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs.  These innovations stand alone to help transform the quality and speed of care delivered to patients through individualized, evidence based medicine.The American Cancer Society…

Data Privacy on the New Facebook

by Angela Guess Somini Sengupta of The New York Times reports, “Facebook is a personal vault that can contain photos of your firstborn, plans to bring down your government and, occasionally, a record of your indiscretions. It can be scoured by police officers, partners and would-be employers. It can be mined by marketers to show tailored…